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Recital Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #41 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stayed with my family and had a great experience at this hotel, excellent location to all historical sites, very good free breakfast , helpful front office, rooms are clean , comfortable , I would highly suggest this hotel to anyone looking for Istanbul old city stay , and price is very reasonable.
Fairfax, VA

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Kevin E.

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor.com I was very glad to read you have enjoyed your recent stay and found our hotel good choise for your liking.We hope to host your again soon.

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Seyfettin Cetincakmak
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Recital is perfectly situated for the major sites, and is a 10 minute walk from the Blue Mosque. I really recommend the superior seaview room with its view of the sea - sitting out on its balcony at night hearing the 11 o'clock call to prayer was magical. The staff were lovely especially
Seyfettin. Two tips - the more expensive restaurants will send taxis (gratis) to pick you up and bring you home. But just up the road - a five minute walk away close to the Sultanahmet tram stop there are side streets rammed with inexpensive and good restaurants.
I'm dreaming of going back!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just had a four night city tour in Istanbul. The recital hotel was first class. Clean, decent rooms, great set of toiletries. Breakfast was fine and the staff were first class.

I will happily recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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RIYADH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I booked the corner suite during July 2014. Bed was good & comfortable, room was spacious, Staff was nice, air-conditioning was good. the terrace is just a roof that is open for limited hours with no service at all. you need to climb stairs to get from the hotel. It is near tram station & Sutanahmet is reachable walking. Very good breakfast and you can call it a decent hotel. It was an excellent stay. However, there are cheaper places with better location (with less services of course).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear MANALUM3LI

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor.com I was glad to read you have enjoyed our hotel,service & staff welcoming.Corner Suite rooms are a good option for a family as you mentioned bed is good & comfortable, room is spacious.We look forward to seeing you here again.

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Seyfettin Cetincakmak,Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Group of 10 people, we all had very nice rooms. The hotel was nice enough to keep our luggage
for 2 days while we went to the Cappadocia . Very well situated, neer the tram to go everywhere.
Very good breakfast and the staff was very helpful. Will recommand that hotel as I am a travel agent travelling with friends.LC de MontreL

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Louise

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent stay at Recital Hotel..I was verg glad to read you & your friends were happy with their stay.Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Kind regards,
Seyfettin Cetincakmak
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very nice hotel in good location in old town, room was good size and bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was good. Staff very friendly and helpful, reception staff very knowledgeable. Driver provided by the hotel was waiting at Istanbul when we arrived and quickly and efficiently transferred us to the hotel. The half day tour which was included in the price was excellent, in fact so good we stayed on for the rest of the day. All in all great stay in ideal location. Istanbul is a must see place.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Damascus, Syria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Excellent place

We stayed at the recital hotel for 5 days , the place is very nice , the staff are very polite and so helpful , the room and the bath room was very clean . They have great terrace at he 5th floor That you can enjoy drinking a cup of coffee or tea whip watching the sea . The location and the area is very good and you van reach most the ancient places walking .
In total the place is excellent

Stayed June 2014
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Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Recital Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recital Hotel, located in the central part of the historical peninsula Sultanahmet, offers its luxury and hospitality to our guests. Most of the historical attractions of Istanbul are either within a few minute walk or can be easily reached by various means of transportation.Some of the most famous ones in the environs of Recital Hotel are St.Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Underground Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Ancient Hippodrome and Obelisk.Recital Hotel has 31 spacious and individually decorated guest rooms, including 3 Corner Suites, 2 Superior Sea View Rooms, 9 Superior Rooms, 3 Deluxe Rooms partial sea view and 14 Standard Rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with bathtub or shower, free high-speed and wireless internet connection, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, flat screen HD Lcd TV, satellite system, minibar, self control heating/air-conditioning, and a safe box,tea/Coffe facilities and espresso facilities in the Superior Sea view,deluxe and corner suite rooms. The stylish rooms and luxurious amenities at the Recital Hotel make it an elegant sanctuary that shimmers with sophistication.The hotel has a fitness,a bussiness center and a terrace overlooking the Marmara Sea. ... more   less 
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